Bennettsbridge bounce back

Bennettsbridge (Kilkenny) 2-19 Annaghdown (Galway) 0-9: AIB All-Ireland club JHC semi-final:

A dominant second period, during which they out-scored the opposition by 2-15 to 0-2, blasted Bennettsbridge into a meeting with Fullen Gaels (England) in the All-Ireland club junior hurling final on February 15.

Scorers for Bennettsbridge: N. Cleere (0-6, 5f, 65); S.

Morrissey, B. Lannon (0-4 each); C. Wafer (1-1); L. Blanchfield (1-0);

A. Cleere (0-2); D. Wafer, H. O’Neill (0-1 each).

Annaghdown: J. Comer (0-4, frees); D. Comer (0-2, 1f 1pen) ; F. O’Doherty, A.

Murphy, C. Gaffney (0-1 each).

Bennettsbridge: E. Cleere, S. Wemyss, R. Lennon, J. Moran, J. Cleere,

E. Morrissey, A. Cleere, D. Wafer, K. Blanchfield, C. Wafer, S.

Morrissey, N. Cleere, H. O’Neill, B. Lannon, L. Blanchfield.

Subs:– P. O’Neill for J. Moran; P. O’Neill for D. Wafer; E. Fitzgerald for E. Morrissey; M. Shiel for A. Cleere; W. Murphy for L. Blanchfield.

Annaghdown: C. Og Coen, M. O’Neill, S. Collier, R. Newell, T. Burke, E. Mullarkey, M. Duggan, F. O’Doherty, A. Murphy, D. Comer, N. O’Keeffe, C. Gaffney, J. Comer, C. Monaghan, M. Coleman.

Subs: A. Goulding for S. Collier; R. Leonard for D. Comer; J. King for C. Gaffney.

Referee: J. O’Brien (Tipperary).


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